Help! Ideas needed

Ok, so first off, I have to pat myself on the back! Christmas went pretty dang well, if I do say so myself! Hubs gorged on sugar-free candy which just made him sick (serves him right!) and I tried very hard to enjoy "regular" dark chocolate. I got a bunch of stuff that is more like 60%. It was not good. So-- good for me -- I gave the rest of it away to the in-laws' extended family. And we saw our very own Christmas miracle when yesterday I was down another half a pound! Yay!

Mom-in-law is getting so excited because she actually has no clothes that fit her-- they're all too big. She's doing great! Dad-in-law isn't really trying anymore, but that hasn't stopped her. She's a trooper!

So, here's the thing now... It's just a few days until New Years and I would LOVE to say I lost 25lbs this year. I'm SO CLOSE!!! What are your great ideas for dropping a little bit (0.4 lbs) in just a few days? I'm willing to work extra hard these next few days to reach that goal.

And here's hoping you all had a Merry Christmas, too!


Christmas Plan

I forgot to talk about  my plans to stay on track for Christmas!

Well, the first thing is, I am not going to have any sweets except Godiva dark chocolate! I decided to treat myself and go to the Godiva store and see what kind of dark goodness they have there. (I'm drooling as I write this!) Hubs has declared he will eat some candy, but only of the sugar-free variety.

The other thing is, luckily, we have family that are staying on track, too! The in-laws (who are doing great on the BFC, btw!) are having a White Elephant Bingo night on Christmas Eve. (The rules are if you get Bingo, you get a gag gift or you can steal someone else's like in White Elephant.) She is making chili (too carby for my taste!) and I'm making Turkey Leftover Soup (turkey in broth with veggies). No desserts for us because we are having our limited candy.

We are making Brad Pitt's Mom's Breakfast (also known as Breakfast Casserole) for Christmas morning. The ingredients are bread, sausage, eggs, milk, mustard and cheese. We will be altering it to include BFC-friendly bread and almond milk. I also am hoping Hubs can find turkey sausage to cut down on some of the fat!

So, wish us luck with our plan! If I can make sure not to gain anything this week, I'll get happy. But I still would like to see a little loss, just to be extra proud of myself! :)

Far too much time has passed, but very little has happened

I know I haven't been blogging very much, but rest assured, fellow BFCers! I am still on the wagon. My loss is still slow, but I'm happy with that. :)

Hubs went into the hospital with a gallbladder attack (at least, that's what we think it was!), but he's better now. He'll get a test to see if it really was gallbladder and if so, he'll have it removed. I hope it was just bad eggs or something because I don't want him to have to go through surgery. Anyway, he feels fine right now.

My job is getting busier. We have one person retiring and another (probably) going somewhere, so lots of new responsibilities are being spread around to us underlings. I guess we won't be so under anymore! Since I usually blog at work, that's why I haven't blogged as much lately.

But the biggest news right now is that my sister and her family have come to visit for Christmas! They aren't staying with us (which is good because there are 6 of them and we have a tiny house!), but we have lots of plans to hang out! I missed her kids so much-- they are the CUTEST! I know lots of you are thinking, "No, that can't be true because my grandson/niece/baby is the cutest," but you are wrong. These kids are hands-down the most adorable things I've ever seen! :)

So, they were over for dinner on Sunday. I didn't realize until we sat down that the only thing we had to drink in the house was water!


Sample day

Thanks for all the kudos, everyone!

Well, Beth asked me to post a sample day, so I'll go ahead and do that. But first, a disclaimer: I am pretty early in my weight loss journey. I have a lot to lose still, so I am still seeing a loss even though I probably don't eat as well as most of you. To put it into perspective, I am still well over 200lbs and have probably 70lbs + to go. That being said, here's a typical day for me on the BFC:

Breakfast: English muffin (buttered), 1 egg scrambled
Snack: 1 carb's worth of something (with 1g max of sugar), a few sunflower seeds or peanuts.
Lunch: Leftovers from last night's dinner (1 carb, meat and veggies)
Dinner: 1 carb, meat and veggies. We do things like meat and potatoes, tostadas, etc. I just make sure to eat a little carb. I generally cook low fat (Thanks for the good habits, Mom!), and I never have added sweeteners to sauces or anything.
Dessert: Dark chocolate and Reddi Whip-- YUM!

So, that's about it! It's not fancy, but it's doable for us.

Anyway, I hope you're all having a great weekend! Keep BFC'in!


Thanksgiving didn't hurt that much

Well, I can't say that things turned out exactly as I planned on Thanksgiving, but it didn't hurt that much in the end! The best part was that I didn't gain! I am surprised (and happy) to report that I actually lost weight even with Thanksgiving happening!

So, the question of the hour must be: How did I do it? How did I stay on track with all that yummy Thanksgiving-ness going on around me? Well, I have to give a shout out to Dawn for her inspiring thoughts on holiday meal planning. Hubs and I did limit our carbs earlier in the day so we could splurge a bit without guilt. I also made a low-sugar, no-crust pumpkin pie that we enjoyed while the in-laws wasted their time on the huge Costco pumpkin pie they brought.

I won't say that Thanksgiving was completely on plan as far as limiting carbs goes, but we definitely didn't go crazy. I'm so proud of us! I did have a bite of "regular" pumpkin pie (it was gross) and a couple candy corns (which I used to love, but now taste like medicine). I'm so over sugared things! I think I can safely and honestly say I don't like sweets anymore. Wow... big moment for me!

Hubs is now at 44lbs down and I'm at 22. I'll take it! This last week has been GREAT! I fit into my "sort of skinny jeans" and regained some momentum. Yay!

I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving, too!